This year possibly the most prominent racing car in Porsche motor racing history is celebrating its 50th birthday: the Porsche 917. The Porsche Museum is honouring the 50th anniversary of the racing sport icon.
Open-top driving pleasure combined with outstanding driving dynamics: Speedster variants have been part of the Porsche company history since 1952. They combine open-top driving pleasure with outstanding driving dynamics.
50 years ago, it took less than 12 months to develop the legendary Porsche 917 from an idea through to the inspection of 25 prototypes as required by FIA. Now contemporary witnesses came together in Weissach for the very first time to reminisce about those crazy times – accompanied by the sound of the roaring engine of the 917-001.
Porsche Classic has reprinted more than 700 original driver’s manuals. In doing so, Porsche has provided first-hand documentation for virtually all its early models, starting with the 356 from model year 1952 right the way through to the 911 type 996.